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here. i am a neighborhood activist. my biggest area of activism and understanding is election issues from always trying to find ways, you know, to get my neighborhood has a somewhat lower turnout than other neighborhoods. there is a lot of extra names on voter rolls of people who don't live there because it's a transient neighborhood and there is actually a number of issues with voting and to talk about maybe having a primary eelection for the mayor? which has been possibly maybe might happen or not? depending on things. i think it makes a certain amount of sense, because one of the things that voters don't get with rank choice voting, they don't always get a clear idea who the finalists are, the two people? very often they come in and vote and see that some the votes gets stranded or exhausted and they don't even make a choice on one of the two finalists. in other cases you see them
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use rank-choice voting and rank both finalists, which if you are trying to make a choice on who the winner should be? it doesn't really make sense to be running them off against each other and indicates uncertainty about the situation. having a primary for the mayor also would make candidates forums much easier. when you have just wave and waves of a dozen of candidates, it's hard to have a forum and it's difficult to support public financing because you have a smaller field. you could have two or a handful of candidates. rank-choice works good with a handful, but up to a dozen, it really starts to fail. >> thank you. any other speakers left to speaker for "public comment?" madam president. >> thank you, seeing no other speakers for public comment, public comment is now closed. [ gavel ]
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. >> madam clerk, let's go back to the item that we skipped over. >> item no. 9. >> let's go back to item 9. supervisor avalos, are we ready for that? >> absolutely. >> all right, let's go. >> thank you, madam president. and i want to thank sheriff hennessey and her staff for working with us closely over the past few weeks, and very intensely, intensively today. it was a lot of give and take on both sides and i do appreciate her flexibility. first off, and i also didn't get a chance to do the writing i wanted to do to do my speech here. so i'm using my phone. as we start, i want to mention honduran citizen, and environmental justice and human rights activist with indigenous people in
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honduras and recently goldman prize winner a prize she received here in san francisco in 2015. recently she was murdered in her home in honduras. honduras is a country hard-hit by globalization, climate change induced environmental degradation and political unrest and poverty. the u.s. government has been link to the 2009 political coup that oustered president salialia. honduras is also where many youth who are trafficked to the mean streets of cities across the united states including those of san francisco. and i mentioned honduras because it's an example that migration and immigration are closely linked to the relationships between mother and host countries.
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and berta casadas has relatives in the bay area. this is known. our sanctuary city ordinance before us today, due process for sanctuary city ordinance are both together here 27 years in the making. as the united states received immigrants from political unrest in central america, mexico, southwest and southeast asia, and other parts of the world, found it necessary to include and integrate waves of new residents making up our neighborhoods. and sanctuary citis have ensured that people who come here from other lands can feel as close as they can to residents who do not have to fear being denied services, being denied access to housing, being given the support of law enforcement to make their neighborhoods safer.
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and it's a reciprocal relationship, so that in cities like san francisco, that have sanctuary city, we recognize that for our citis to run effectively, for there to be a place where we can advance the interests of our resides, as much as possible, that we need to have relationships with the immigrants who are living with us. one of the key relationships is the relationship between law enforcement and the immigrant community and our sanctuary city policy is really most effective when we actually have the clear separation between local law enforcement, and federal immigration enforcement. local law enforcement is criminal and justice enforcement and immigration enforcement is civil enforcement and that is exactly what our sanctuary city policy has done over the years. last year was a really challenging moment, last summer, for sanctuary city policy. we have seen the tenor of
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the presidential campaign has been one of demagogery and preyed on people's prejudices, from people's concerns about muslim from other countries and people's concerns about other people from other countries in general. and because of the tragic event that happened last year, those prejudices came to impact our standing together united to support sanctuary city policy. but here today we have an update to our policy that we get to vote on to ensure that as a city, we can unite all together on what the standard is going to be for upholding our sanctuary city policy and
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ensuring that all residents regardless of whether you are a immigrant, a resident, a citizen will be ensured due process in our justice system and will not be turned over without it this. is critical in san francisco when we have seen especially with the police department's recent officer-involved shootings that have communities of color reeling, believing that there is no trust to have with the police department. because what they see, what resembles police officers using their guns without offering -- providing due process. and without due process, they could resemble summary executions. we want to make sure, as much as possible that we don't have any lack of due process for people who could be turned over to i.c.e.. so i want to thank sheriff hennessey for her work helping us ensure we have due process through our justice system and our sheriff's department and
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linking to the police department and our courts here in san francisco. so more than anything, this ordinance before us is updating our sanctuary city political and due process for all ordinance to meet changes that have been made in federal immigration enforcement. up to last year the main enforcement through i.c.e. was changed to the -- providing letters that asked local law enforcement agencies and sheriff's department with a voluntary request to hold people past their release date up to 48 hours for ice to pick up and the new program is to notify i.c.e. when a person is to be released there custody. for the immigrant community it's the same outcome, that people could be turned over
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to i.c.e. and to be closing a loophole. this also removes obsolete outdated language from the original sanctuary city ordinance. it was language that was amended in 1993. and that language is no longer necessary, but what that language did is lower the bar completely for how local law enforcement could coordinate with i.c.e. and removing that language to have the most recent update that we have before us today. so this i will read into the record i have the amendment as a whole that discusses what the new policies will be. and we moved a great distance in 2013 had one single exception to when a person could be detained.
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and that was for someone who had a violent felony conviction in the last 7 years immediately prior to the date of notification or request. so that language is continuing in the new version. we have new language that we have received from the sheriff that we're including as well. that actually broadens what the exception is going to be violent felony within five years immediately prior to notification or detention request. and then we have a third exception that we have put in as well. from the sheriff, and so we have come a long way to accept these amendments. and the third one is that individual has been convicted of three felonies, identified as felonis that would contribute -- that would lead to imprisonment in
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state's penitentiary and reference the penal code. so three felonies subject to trust act exception for notification or detention, that would arise out of three separate incidents in the five-years and really prior to the date of notification. so those are the new carve-outs that we have. and i want to make sure that you are aware of those. they are on page 13 of our legislation. the other language that we have added that the sheriff has accepted is language that ensures that we're not merely notifying people who are merely booked on a felony, but people for whom a magistrate has determined that there is probable cause to believe the individual is guilty of a felony under the trust act guidelines. so having a magistrate to show
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that there is due process, that there is probable cause, provides that due process that is the foundation of our judicial system. and so i want to make sure you are aware of these changes and how we have been able to unite with the sheriff. other new language we have is just to provide a reporting requirement that happens once a year. that will be provided to the board of supervisors. >> semi-annually. >> what is significant about this legislation that we are united on it, the board of supervisors we vote unanimously with that will be aligned with the sheriff and aligned with the mayor and aligned with the immigrant rights community that has helped to work on these amendments and there is no better place to be in. we're going to actually uphold our sanctuary city policy and protect it from wavering under policy pressure. so colleagues i want to urge your support
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and i want to thank you for your patience today and most of all i want to thank the sheriff for her work with our office, and the sheriff has any words you might want to add to come and share them with us? thank you. >> so before the sheriff speaks, supervisor avalos, are you making these proposed amendments to your legislation? >> yes, it's an amendment of the whole i'm doing and yes, these are the proposed amendments with the support of the sheriff i'm motioning to be accepted. >> supervisor avalos has made a motion to amend andate circulated and seconded by supervisor. can we take those without exception? those amendments pass. welcome, sheriff to the amendment. >> thank you, supervisor. i think we all agree that the immigration cries for the
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reform and i.c.e. targets residents and low-level offenders and also agree what is needed is comprehensive immigration reform is that recognizes that united states is home to immigrants. i stood here before you today to talk about this issue and talked tot people i have listened to and those who don't agree on blanket no-notification policy and those concerned that notification will undermine the safety of their community and families. i always looked for a case-by-case review and what i have now is that case-by-case review. i want to thank you, and our recent discussions we have constructed parameters within which that will occur. this is a longer, rigorous process and talked with many people and particularly my thanks to supervisor avalos
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and supervisor peskin and others. we learned a lot going through the process and to serve public safety, family unity and bring our communities together and that is what i'm hoping for. thank you so much. >> thank you, sheriff. supervisor peskin. >> thank you, madam president. i just wanted to thank our sheriff, and supervisor avalos for working thoughtfully and deliberatively together to, i think, honor the city's longstanding tradition of sanctuary city and making sure that the city is safe. i just want to thank sheriff hennessey and supervisor avalos for such a collaborative process. >> thank you, supervisor peskin. supervisor campos. >> thank you, madam president and thank for the comments. this is a difficult issue for so many different reasons,
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but to me, the fact that we have this agreement and i want to thank supervisor avalos and sheriff hennessey, it's a testament of how san francisco continues to lead, not only the state, but the country on these issues. i especially want to acknowledge the work of sheriff hennessey. we haven't always seen eye-to-eye on this issue and i want to thank you for taking the time to understand the concerns of this community. and i think it's something that shows that not withstanding what is happening at the national-level, we in san francisco have been very diligent in making sure that we focus on the substance of what we're trying to do, which is trying to strike the right balance between public safety and the rights of immigrants.
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the thing about sanctuary is that the point of it often gets lost, which it's really about maximizing public safety and i'll have to say to supervisor avalos and the coalition, thank you for putting the time and energy into it. this is not an easy subject-matter, and you have to roll up your sleeves and i know you have been doing this for a very long time. and i'm just very proud as a san franciscan, as an immigrant myself. it's great to see this outcome. i think it's who we are as a city, and as a country. thank you. >> thank you, supervisor campos. supervisor cohen. >> thank you very much. colleagues i'm not going to repeat everything that i have said in the past, last time we discussed this issue. i think i have made my position clear. i do want to take a moment and acknowledge supervisor avalos for spear heading the
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ordinance before us today and to thank our sheriff, sheriff hennessey for taking time to explain to myself, and the community members, her perspective on this issue. i believe that supervisor avalos and the sheriff have been working collaboratively, to come to a uniform policy and i think there was quite a gap between the two of you, would you agree? quite a gap between the two of you. and so i just want to compliment the leader of being able to divorceyourself from the emotion, because sometimes the emotions can really cloud our ability to negotiate a position. i believe what you have presented here today i am prepared to support and i believe that supervisor avalos you have negotiated in earnest and in good faith and that the sheriff has been open to receive the concerns that many of us represent, the concerns of the
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constituents that we represent. and i think it's important that we acknowledge that we can't continue to allow a flawed federal policies and hateful rhetoric from outside of the city to dominate and drive our local policies. and we're living in an interesting time, where there is just so much fear, and people are making decisions based out of fear. if residents don't feel safe to go to the police, because they have a fear of being deported by i.c.e., if people are fearful of reporting crime or fearful of intimidation or physical retaliation, they are not going report crimes. a lot of challenges happening in the immigrant community mirror what is happening in the community with this level of
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fear and distrust. we need to collectively roll up our sleeves to create policies that are supportive of tranceparency, and accountability. so supervisor avalos, i understand there will be some outstanding requests, and i believe that we have amended the ordinance proposed by you today to meet our shared goals of protecting public safety and most importantly upholding our values as a sanctuary city. thank you. >> thank you, supervisor cohen. supervisor yee. >> thank you, president breed. i would just also want to join the chorus and thanking all parties involved in this negotiation. i think over a month ago when i was able to meet with advocates and also meet with sheriff hennessey separately, i encouraged everybody involved to continue talking. because even though there is language that people are
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using might be seen as real far away, i just think the individuals involved weren't that far away philosophically in what they wanted and it was just a matter of having enough time to listen to each other and understand their perspectives and hammering out the common language that we can all live with, and not just live with. i think it's more to say to everybody else outside of san francisco, that we're all together in this philosophy that we have, and support. so once again, i want to thank the advocates, supervisor avalos, and sheriff hennessey, for willingness to work together. i think if nothing else, it just goes to show you, when we listen to each other and try to understand each other, we can actually come up with consensus. >> thank you, supervisor
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yee. supervisor wiener. >> thank you very much, madam president. i just wanted to reiterate my gratitude both to the sheriff and to supervisor avalos for working really hard to find common ground here. when this first -- when this dispute first started and the legislation was introduced and sitting down with the advocates and looking at the charts and comparing where the sheriff was and where the legislation was, it just screamed out to me as needing a resolution. the two were never that far apart and it really showed that i think everyone comes from a really good place here, that we want to protect our immigrant communities and we want to protect public safety, and we can do both, and do both graciously and i think we have done that here today and so congratulations to everyone. >> thank you, supervisor wiener.
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supervisor mar. >> thank you. i wanted to acknowledge the work of the immigrants rights organizations for defending our city's sanctuary city ordinance and working with supervisor avalos and others to prevent any weakening of the principles and the concepts. i did wanted to say i wish we were not printing more exceptions, but i acknowledge that supervisor avalos and the coalition have worked in good-faith with sheriff hennessey as she said to protect public safety, but also to ensure that familis are not ripped apart by i.c.e., pep, whatever they call it, and that sheriff hennessey will work with the immigrants rights coalition and thank you for humanizing stories of being turned over to i.c.e. for just reporting a stolen car. but i think it's really important that we just not
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look at the policies, but the human fear in immigrant communities and if we're creating more community-based involvement, to really keep moving this forward and to thank the coalition for standing strong and working with supervisor avalos's office for this comprise compromise and that we have defended our policies and because of the strength of the i immigrant communities. >> thank you, supervisor mar. >> supervisor. >> thank you again for the work we have done together with sheriff hennessey. i just want to mention my work with the free sf and different communities and coalitions that have come together to support this legislation. i really value the
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relationships and i hope the relationship is one that can continue and can build with the sheriff as well. because i think that relationship with free sf and the sheriff is going to be important to make sure that we're sharing information, and understanding each other and our points of view. that is important for the relationships that are necessary for sanctuary city. i do want to apologize for losing my cool at times. [laughter ] because i did. and i am really sorry for that. there was -- it is not easy to -- it hasn't been easy to work on this legislation, because i know it's such high aspirations for what we want, and going through this process. we don't always get what we want and it's been really hard to be in between. i do appreciate the relationship. i most of all want to thank sida huisan for your work and came to the community forum.
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we needed more of you and there and i'm sorry that was the case. i do want to thank my legislative aide, jeremy pollack who has been seriously multi-tasking and thank you for your work. colleagues, let's vote on this. >> thank you. and just quickly, congratulations, supervisor avalos and sheriff hennessey. i really appreciate you both working together to come to a great outcome, which is a win-win for our great city. thank you both for your hard work on this. with that, colleagues, let's take a roll-call vote on the item no. 9 as amended. madam clerk. >> supervisor wiener. >> aye. >> wiener aye. >> supervisor yee. >> aye. >> ee or yee aye. >> supervisor avalos aye. >> supervisor breed
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aye. >> supervisor farrell? >> supervisor kim aye. >> supervisor kim? supervisor kimm. >> aye. >> the ordinance is passed unanimously on first reading. [ applause ] madam clerk, thank you. can you please go to the items for adoption without reference to committee. >> items 33 through 43 are being considered for immediate adoption without committee reference. a single roll-call vote may enact these items. a member may object or server an item and have it considered separately. >> supervisor [p-efrbg/]in. >> item 4 6r7/ vi, please. seeing no other names on the roster, madam clerk k remaining items roll call. >> srs wiener. >> aye. >> supervisor yee.
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>> aye. >> supervisor avalos. >> aye. >> supervisor breed. >> aye. >> supervisor campos? >> aye. >> supervisor cohen. >> a ea. >> supervisor farr. >> aye. >> supervisor kim? >> aye. >> supervisor mar? >> aye. >> supervisor peskin. >> aye. >> supervisor tang? >> aye. >> there are eleven ayes. >> those items are approved unanimously. [ gavel ] . madam clerk please call item 43. >> item 4 6r7/ vi is motion calling from the land use and transportation committee, the proposed ordinance amending the general plan to make conforming changes in association with legislation creating the affordable housing bonus program. >> supervisor peskin. >> thank you, madam president, i put this on the calendar due to a misunderstanding that the item was not going to be calendared in committee, and failed to speak to the sponsor, supervisor tang, for which i apologize and i would like to make a motion to table this matter. >> supervisor peskin has
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made a motion to table, seconded by supervisor tang, colleagues can where we make the motion to table without objection? without objection, the motion to table passes unanimously. [ gavel ] >> all right, madam clerk, looks like we have a closed session item. >> yes, madam precioussing pending approval of item 42 which has just occurred, the board of supervisors has agreed to convene in closed session today, may 24th with the mayor's office and the department of human resources under administrative code section 67.10e and government code section section 5497.6 regarding negotiations with labor unions representing city employees. >> before we move in our closed session, supervisor avalos is it my understanding that you have an imperative item? >> i do not. >> okay, so nobody has an
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imperative item? good, great. with that, colleagues, is there a motion to go into closed session? >> moved by supervisor yee and seconded by supervisor mar. colleagues can we take that without objection? i would like to open up before we go into closed session, for public comment on the closed session specifically. >> tom gilbertee, this was such an interesting and robust session at the board of supervisors, i thought small business week was wonderful. i hate to see this session be closed. thank you. >> thank you, mr. gilbertee. we apologize for that, but we must conduct business on occasion in closed session. thank you. >> what is the reason why it's a closed session? >> it's public comment, not public question and answer. it's on the agenda. >> that is a poor excuse. >> i'm sorry about that. >> and then i really think
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you should be doing foundation and proposals to incorporate mexico to be part of the united states, so you won't be pitting us against each other. >> thank you very much. >> because what you are doing with your federal laws that you are talking about. >> we can only comment on the -- you can only comment on the closed session. thank you for being here today. are there any other members of the public who would like to provide public comment at this time on the closed session? seeing none, public comment is closed. [ gavel ] colleagues can we go into closed session without objection? without objection, the board will go into closed
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[ inaudible ] >> okay. colleagues, the board took no action in closed session. may i have a motion to not
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disclose any portion of the closed session discussion? moved by supervisor farrell, seconded by supervisor yee. colleagues can we take that out without objection? without objection we will not disclose the items discussed in closed session. madam clerk, this brings us to the end of the agenda and please read the in memoriam. >> yes, madam president, today's meeting will be adjourned in the following beloved individual on behalf of the supervisor wiener for late mr. larry mitch yell and behalf of supervisor campos for the late mr. legalon ruboon medina. >> colleagues this brings us to the end of our agenda. madam clerk, any further business before you today? >> that concludes our business for today. seeing none, we are adjourned [ gavel ] .
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>> good morning and welcome to month late meeting of san francisco conte transportation authority. i'm scott wiener, the chair of the authority and mr. clerk can you call the roll. >> commissioner avalos, present. commissioner breed, absent. commissioner campos, present. commissioner cohen, present. commissioner farrell, absent. commissioner kim, present. commissioner mar, absent. commissioner peskin, present. commissioner tang, absent.
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commissioner wiener, present. commissioner yee, present. commissioner breed, present. we have quorum. >> thank you very much. item number 2. >> item 2, chairs report. this is a information item. >> thank you. i was pleased earlier this month to join with mayor lee and transportation authority to welcome anthony fox to san francisco. san francisco is among 7 sit ease for challenge grant offered by the department of transportation and volcon transportation and delegation including secretary bock was in town to demonstrate new ways to manage transportation mpt secretary fox
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is a former mayor taking initiative particularly regarding funding given the political realty and gridlock in washington and state capitals across the nation. commissioner avalos and i are grateful for your support calling for the development of a transportation sales tax expenditure plan and funning measure for the novembers ballot. the need for a second half cent sales tax was discussed in the 2013 county wide trands portation plan and mayor lees 20/30 transportation plan. the plan by the mayors working group called for 3 part strat agcomprised of the transportation bonds, a sales tax and vehicle license fee.
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the first leg of the strat agis noted, transportation bond passed already and focus on state of good repair and safer streets. this is only a downpayment of a dramatically larger fundsing need and need to follow up with the second leg, a transportation sales tax. by extended from 15 to 25 years we can address several additional priorities such as vision zero, muni's equity strategy, muni vehicle and facilities needs and regional investment included cal train electrification, bart vehicle needs as well as 101 corridor managed lanes for buses and carpool. on the topic of regional investment contra
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costa county decide today move ahead with revenue measure and santa clara is on track to make that decision in june. alameda passed its half cent sales tax in 2014 so it is critically important for us to maintain our ability to contribute fair share of frunds the joint regional priorities mptd we need to maintain the ability to provide local matching fubds for state, regional and federal funding opportunities. look forward to the discussion of the next steps, these involve coordination with all of you, the mayors office and moving forward with an appropriate structured funding measure for this november. thank you and that concludes my remarks. is there public comment on item 2? seeing none public comment is closed. >> item 3, executive drether report. >> thank you chair wiener and
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to the board to echo chair wieners appreciation for the funding resolution that you passed last week. my report begins with a update on the state transportation funding situation. there isn't a lot of progress or movement to report but the governor and leadership and legislature are working on potential packages. we are hearing the larger proposals are unlikely to move forward due to the 2/3 super majority approval fwhut governor indicated he would like any allocation of cap and trade to transportation to be part of the larger funding package rather than on a ad hoc base squs this limits the things we are trying to do this year but continue to press forward. last week the deputy for policy and programming joined the chamber of commerce city state trip to sacramento which included a number of meetings with cal tran,
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california transporpation and high-speed rail. that set a clear goal by bringing high-speed rail to san francisco by 2025 and allow us to access the cap and trade fund that remain set aside and not part of the governors budget. we need that for affordable housing and transit and active transporpation. the high-speed rail authority helds a scoping meeting in san francisco so thank you to them for that and folks wanted more information can go to the website [inaudible] they are taking comments on their environmental review process and documents. in addition i want to acknowledge that the bay area metro center rageinal agency has muchb movered to the sit a and holding their first meeting tomorrow so thauchck and
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congrtulations to them. welcome to the 3 agencies. on the update on the transportation study, i want to mention we have a survey on the website, transportation study. this is a effort to better understand the school transportation needs for k-5 in public, private and parochial schools. this was initiated at the request of commissioner tang. our neighbor transportation improvement study continue to work in district 9 and seek input on ways to improve pedestrian and
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bike safety at the junction of us 101 and 280 freeways and almany bul vard and are doing outreach in multiple languages and visit our website[inaudible] outreach in june and will present a update on that work to the sister agency next month. want to thank sfmta for completing several projects. the randolph [inaudible] and pedestrian safety project was completed uses funds by the transportation authority in this case life line transportation thunds and mission bay loop is underway. funds to finish that project very soon. in addition
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the masonic streetscape improvement open held will be held may 25. it will be on the 25th from 5:30 to 7:30 at the san francisco day school. this is to provide more information and updates on the safety and streetscape features for masonic avenue. glen park saw transit access improvements finally after several years but it was a large program at diamond and [inaudible] so hope pedestrian calming and transit acscess and striping and repaving left pockets and shelters so a lot of work using prop k and federal funds that is available and there to help the glen park community plan recommendation in that area. i know chair wiener is pleased to see that go in. the walk first
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program saw continental cross walks. sfmta used the prop k sales tax funds to small cross walks on 109 locations. these are locations that constitute 70 percent of the severe and fatal traffic collisions in the city. finally, a word of thank you. you honored peter albert at a boardf pr visors meeting and want to share another certificate of commendation we will present to him as his retirement party from the transportation thort in recognition of over 20 years of service to san francisco and to our region. peter worked at sfmta delivering important praumgects and helping support the park merced and water transportation work and america's cup races, he worked
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at transportation authority and bay area rapid transit bart aerjs so we are pleased to honor him and thank you him for his service and look forward seeing what is next for peter. he is a big asset to our city and region so thank you very much. >> thank you. colleagues, any questions or comments? seeing none rsh any public comment on item number 3? seeing none, public comment is closed. this is information item. i nugleted to thank leo [inaudible] of sfgtv. item 4 >> approver the minutes of april 26, 2016 meeting. >> any changes, questions, comments regarding the minutes? seeing none, is there any public comment on item 4? seeing none, public comment is closed and i think this is our first vote so if you can call the roll. >> commissioner avalos, aye.
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commissioner breed, aye. campos, aye. cohen, aye. commissioner farrell, aye. commissioner kim, aye. commissioner mar, absent. commissioner peskin, aye. commissioner tang, absent. commissioner wiener, aye. commissioner yee, aye. the minutes are approved. >> okay. item 5. >> item 5, adopt positions on state legislation. this is action item. >> any questions or comments on item 5? seeing none, any public comment? seeing none u public comment is closed. can we take item 5 same house same call? without objection that will be theordser. >> item 6, appoint asher butnik and alexandser post to geary corridor bus rapid transit citizen advisory committee. >> any questions or comments?
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any public comment? seeing none, public comment is closed. same house same call? without objection that will be theordser. >> item 7, allocate $9,599,451 in prop k funds with conditions for 3 requests, subjeblth to attached fiscal year cash flow disbution schedule. >> any questions or comments on item seven? seeing none, any public comment? seeing none public comment is closed. can we take item 7 same house same call sphwithout objection that will be the order. >> item 8, development of a transportation sales tax expenditure plan. this is information item. >> okay, we have a presentation from the transportation authority staff on item number 8. >> thauchck chair wiener. we have been working with sfmta and the mayors office to try and
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develop a draft process to support the potential for revenue measure this fall. maria [inaudible] will provide a update for the half cent sales tax measure and look at the potential process for public engagement. need a little technical assistance can rescue me. >> i know there is a lot of conversations about this. moving fast and furious. some are probably aheads of me. feel free to chick in and give a special shout out
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to [inaudible] great partner working on this. for the powerpoint which is handed out to you, the main focus today given the recently approved board of supervisors resolution that the chair mentioned get input on the draft presenceples for development of the expenditure plan and also public engagement strategy. the good thing when you look at the schedule it has a small heart attack when you see how small it is we are not starting from scratch. we have had conversations from 2013, 14 and which wh chair wiener was reelected this year as head of transportation authority we talked about the need to move forward with the recommendation from the 20/30 task force which is a suite of revenue measure tooz address unfunned need in all
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areas of the transportation system. this thereis a lot of great work done there and in the prior transportation plan and the goals up on the screen still stands true today. we just moving forward addressing them bet squr helping at the local level and have this more competitive for state and federal funds when they materialize. we are building a strong foundation there are changes. the other principles deal with what i call tweaking at the margin to responds since [inaudible] the first is we want to embrace city and agency initiatives that are passed since then that are focused supporting equity, affordability and traffic safety. the vision zero policy is really key. the third
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principle is simp low going through and updating things that changed with projects. we had cost increase, which is always isn't the best story but many projects that secured funds we didn't anticipate bh wh [inaudible] was approved so we want to update and get a sense of our needs. we had more clarly on the key regional asks which are priorities ranging from cal train electrification project to bart request for contributions from alameda san francisco and contra costa county to relieve crowding on the bart system: we have seen trends in the past, san francisco is expected to get unbelievable amounts of growth and we are already feeling that pain. i know chair wiener squz others mentioned the pace of growth exceeded anything we accepted
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so that accelerates the needs to deal with capacity issues. one fall out from that principle, in order to be able to deal with all the state of good repair and safety enhancement we need to also deal with the capacity issues so one recommendation is t 20/30 had a 15 year horizon and suggest a 25 year horizon which aligns with plan bay area year 2030. this is big picture principles for putting together a expenditure plan. i want to put up a letal more in the weeds but very important principles that have to do with fundsing and it gets to the fact that we cannot develop an expenditure plan for revenue measure in a vacuum. we need to be cogsent.
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there is quit a bit of possible for new revenue measures that local level. as we put together a expenditure plan for half cent sales tax we have a couple measures we need to keep in mind. in year 20 of the prop k plan we can adopt a new expenditure plan extending prop k between 2033 and 34. it is a easier list than increasing sales tax. we have the vehicle license fee san francisco is authorized to go after a geo plan. the region is talking pretty seriously about a probably bridge toe increase. we are trying to be strategic what will go in the half cents sales tax measure, what may fit and prepare. one thing
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we wanted to talk about with importance of replacing vehicles. veckerize hard to fund with local funding. that is the little bit in the weeds details but something important to consider as we put together a expendsture plan. easy math for planning purposes. we see about $100 million a year from half cent sales tax. currently the san francisco sales tax rate is 8.75 percent and if approved it bumps up to 9.25. on the screen it is little small but at your desk and we'll put this on website we put together a table that shows sales tax rates in the surouning jurisdiction squz counties and also flagged a number that are considering half cents
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sales tax or quarter cent sales tax for transportation and other measures on the june and november ballot. i just note if the san francisco measure passed there are jurisdictions that are higher. the highest is elsureado, [inaudible] and san leand row. every dollar we spends we want to stretch farther so positioning that to leverage state and federal funds is key. for a good point is prop k sales tax tiply every dollar we invest [inaudible] 4 to 6 times for each dollar spend. we receive 100 million a year and expect to leverage 10 to 15 billion. this pulls out the comparatives from other counties. the middle column is current
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maximum county rate. some cities within there have different sales tax rates so it may not match you sheet. if the measures under consideration approved, conta costa, san francisco are looking at a half sent sales tax and [inaudible] public engagement approach this is where we appreciate your input on this. the basic message for this outreach recognizing that we are not starting from scratch and have a very constrained timeline. they have [inaudible] they would be these up on the slide that we recognizing educating the public and those interested we have significant funding needs to meet the goal squz need to continue on the path of implementing the t 2030 recommendations. secondly, recognizing that the prop a
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bond approved in 2014 did a lot of wonderful things and focused on state of good repair and there were other things we were not able to fund because of [inaudible] two good examples is there wasn't a lot of street resurfacing money and thinks like vision zero because we didn't have the policy at the time so want to address those in the new measure and want people input. there are many opportunities for input. one huge save of that input is in development of the expenditure plan, but in scubs quent meetings because these are long plans there are opportunities throughout the process. in am prop k program every 5 years we go through oo public process work wg agencies and parties and members of the public to figure what projects we should funds over the next 5 year period which is about as long as
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anyone can figure what to do. in terms of public engagement, super tight timeline so we want to leverage as much as we can existing venues and forums for gathering input. there is a tremendous mount of conversations happening. spl are very recent and over a long duration. a good example is supervisor avalos worked with transportation coalition and helped developed the muni equity framework and help inform a potential new measure. we need to leverage opportunities and be very innovative about what we can do in a short amount of time. you should have your desk a more detailed schedule for key dates. i wonets bore with every detail, but the main two book ends to get to the november ballot is
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under to state public utilities code to administer a sales tax we need the board of supervisors to place a sales tax on the bal lt. in terms of this body we want to get to end of june probably early july where the authority board aprubs a expenditure plan and ask the board of superveez vises to place the sales tax ordinance on the ballot. the timeline is driven fwhie board of supervisors rules and regulations for getting a sales tax ordinance on the ballot. the plan is introduce the first state on the slide the initial draft expendsture plan so we have a place holder to start the clock ticking bought it has to sit at the board for 30 days.
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the last chance to introduce amendmenticize the first hearing the budget and finance committee meeting on july 13 so we have a very compressed winnow to finalize the details and i'll leave that there. those watching this is dedicated half cent sales tax that requires 2/3 vote from the board of supervisors and 2/3 vote from the voters. this is separate and independent above prop k. up here we can't do all of this in the next 6, 7 weeks, but the menu of strategies we would engage between now and november if this is placed on the ballot to seek input on the expenditure plan and going forward. i can talk about what we think we can do
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in the next 6 weeks but let me highlight one or 2 things i think are particularly important. one is [inaudible] hear of your needs. jumping into existing meetings that are already scheduled or special meetings we can put on the calendars for the mta board as well as the ta board. tomorrow night at 6 p.m. the authority citizens advisory committee we will seek input on the new revenue measure. the last two is innovate v one. we have ideaed such as telephone town halls. they may be the most effective way to reach a lot of people in the short timeframe. at the plans and programs committee [inaudible] several of our colleagues in other
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counties seeking sales tax mesers have done this approach which involves getting phone calls and remindsers there would be electronic town hall where you dial in at dinner time and participate. it sounds boring and like who would do this, but the results have been amazing. people have gotten orders of magnitude increase for people participating for relatively low cost and people participating who normally don't. i got a call on one of these and was able to do it during dinner and while doing homework. last but not least in the short term and longer outreach we would engage in various strategy tooz reach out to communities of concern with multilingual and other and welcome input on how to do that. i guess that, if you want to add anything, otherwise that is all we have for today.
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>> i think that is it. we'll take questions. >> colleagues any questions for staff or comments on item 8? seeing none rsh move to public comment. any public comment on item 8? please come forward, i see a few people. >> good morning peter strauss boferd san francisco transit rider jz part of the transportation justice coalition. we are here-this is a information item but here to strongly support this process of developing the transporitation expendsture plan. it is a continuation of the unmet needs identified or some identified as part of the 2030 process. we worked with sfr visor avalos and wiener and particularly with your transportation authority staff and thankful to tilly and maria for the time they have given us. this isn't the time to dwell on
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the nuts and bolts but would like to mention a few things. we very much support the transportation authority being the allocation agency for the expenditure plan. i understand this isn't something that is completely decided yet but it is embedded in what is at the board of supervisor jz feel this is pornt because of the continuity and expertise. we are in strong support of a element of the sales tax to support unmet service needs and in particular things identified as part of the transit exwuty strategy. like the evening and night service needs. things like providing additional metro capacity and service. all are many needsthality are not met and we do not center the ability to meet under our present structures. we support the vision zero
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processes inclusion and developing complete streets. we are also in support of looking at partial funding for affordability programs such as free muni for youth and seniors particularly because of the regressive nature the sales tax. thank you and we'll continue to work with the staff and developing the transportation expenditure mpt thank you for your time. >> thank you, next speaker. >> hello commissioners. jans lee and serve as a advocacy director [inaudible] our city is getting more and more expense v by the day and that lack of safe and affordable transportation aupsh option places a growing burden on low income working communities. it is important first step that you be board of supervisors have taken to develop a transportation expendsture plan that address the known
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capital needs and new initiatives since the 2030 planning efforts. we also know that of the original t 2030 task force we need to continue pursuing every revenue option beyond the go bond in [inaudible] plan to insure that the expenditure plan is properly vetted by the public and there are real ways to insure engagement and you chiming in how to make that work. we also look forward working with staff to get the word out and grothe number of people beyaunds the transportation justice coalition because we know transportation effects everyone, every san franciscan regardless of age, where you live or what modes you do and don't use to get around. the san francisco bike coalition recognize there is a
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different cost not reflected here in the numbers which are the lives of someone injured or killed on the street. we want to make sure the final expenditure plan does everything it can to build out safe complete streets for the city and most vulnerable user which are those biking and walking. thank you for your attention brought to the plan today and look forward working with you to meet the cities needs. >> thank you, next speaker. >> good morning commissioners. my name is jackie sax and i'm a member of the citizens advisory committee for transportation authority. i worked on two transit-sales tax packages already. the property sales tax passed
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in 1989 and prop k sales tax. before you consider this sales tax package you got to remember in the few years we will have to go-if you want to put this on the ballot in november for another sales tax package you have to remember in the few years even though prop k is 35 year package, in a few years we will have to go before the voters to have them extend prop k like we did with prop b when that was half way through the process. also, regarding prop k, one of the projects in prop k you are all looking forward to the geary bus rapid transit, but there is no--this project is supposed to be rail ready and the 5 year ppp that i
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worked on for many years at intervals, the last one there was no money for a geary light-rail transit system and the geary light-rail transit system is the only project from prop b that was grandfathered into pop k that isn't getting funding and you should look into that before you look into anymore sales tax packages. thank you. >> thank you. any public comment on item 8? seeing none, public comment is closed. this is information item. item 9. >> iletm 9, introduction to new items >> any introductions today? seeing none, any public comment on item number 9? seeing none, public comment is closed. also a information item. item 10.
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>> general public comment >> any general public comment? >> [inaudible] national integrity and foreign relations. [inaudible] successful relationships for [inaudible] this is a principle of politics that governs the nation of [inaudible] leading a common effort of [inaudible] and success. national leaders bear the responsibility of maintaining a state of developmental progress [inaudible] national leaders should drop [inaudible] and disagreement for being in unity to lead political platform to nourish [inaudible]
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a better understanding of true principles. [inaudible] can show bright wisdom for [inaudible] what you have a complete [inaudible] to the plan of policies in details for a set of [inaudible] thank you. >> thank you. next speaker. >> last february the citizens advisory committee had information item regarding the other 9 to 5. we were given a multi-page
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outline of what was going to be done for the people that were after 5 o'clock at night or those people that worked at hotels and restaurants downtown. i have been involved in the working group since october of last year and i think that i told them at our last meeting that they should bring their final report-bring the progress to the citizens advisory committee tomorrow this month so we know what is going on and i feel that before anything gets done, before they [inaudible] does anything they should come to the citizens advisory committee
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first to see what we have to say especially the new members in district 3 and see how he feels about the 9 to 5 before you take action watt what so ever. as far as the geary bus rapid transit system is concerned the money in prop k was priority 3 project and [inaudible] think about that before you try to-the fact they don't have money in the 5 year plan for geary light-rail, think about that before you do anything. thank you. >> any additional public comment? seeing none, public comment is closed. item 11. >> item 11, adjournment. >> we are adjourned. thank you
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colleagues. [meeting adjourned] okay.
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>> good afternoon. it is 1:03 p.m. this is the regular meeting of the commission on community investment and infrastructure. the successor agency commission for the san francisco redevelopment agency for